As outdoor destinations, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park remain open!

Due to current social distancing procedures, expect a wait time to enter the Safari Park during peak periods. Health screen required for all guests prior to Park entry. No same-day re-entry permitted.


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Your gift membership offers a lifetime of memories and your loved ones will experience the special wonder of the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park when you give a gift membership today.

Your gift not only cares for countless animals and plants at the Zoo and Safari Park, it protects and saves critically endangered species around the globe relying on us to survive.

Discounts and offers vary by membership type and cannot be combined. Gift recipients must reside within ZIP codes 91900-92899. Memberships valid through 12/31/2021. 

Join us for Wild Holidays, proudly presented by California Coast Credit Union. Go on a holiday expedition of light, and travel through places that glow and twinkle with holiday cheer. Lights and entertainment from 4 to 8 p.m. on these dates:

November 27-29
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19-23, 26-31
January 1-3


  • Holiday Gift Guide

    Looking for that perfect holiday gift for that special someone on your list? The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park have a plethora of great gifts to meet all your needs—check out our Holiday Gift Guide here. And when you give a gift from San Diego Zoo Global, you’re also giving back, by supporting wildlife conservation.

  • Smartphone being held up to take a photo of a ring-tailed lemur.
    Wild Holidays Expedition

    Add to your adventure by looking for and scanning QR codes in nine locations for special stories and 10% off an entrée.


  • Lagoon lit up with blue holiday lights while a family of four looks on.
    Enchanted Lagoon

    Wander in wonder around this magical area of music, bright bits of "firefly" lights, and the spectacular, colorfully lit waterfall.

  • A DJ's hand working a turntable.
    Safari Park Radio 197.2

    Our devoted DJ entertains with patter and tunes to spark the holiday spirit!

  • Bokeh blurred Holiday lights
    Safari Base Camp Light Show

     Enjoy a musical light show to a traditional holiday tune with a twist.

  • Two adults and two children walking under festivly lit trees.
    Bridge of Lights

    Stroll through a long archway of cheery lights—then keep going to discover more festive beauty at Tiger Trail!

  • Tree decorated with white fairy lights.
    Nairobi Lantern Walk

    Nairobi Village will be all aglow with lights of all kinds. There's a new "ooh!" and "aah!" everywhere you look, as hanging lanterns change color amid special background music.

  • A guitarist and bongo drummer performing in front of a blue lit lagoon.
    Roaming Entertainment

    Watch for our special Wild Holidays performers:

    Safari Parker: This active adventurer is sure to add some giggles and grins to your expedition of holiday lights.

    Firefly Stilt Walkers: You have to see it to believe it—and you'll never forget these amazing artists.

    Songs of the Season: A musical duo performing sparkling acoustic renditions of favorite holiday songs.

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